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  • Serial Bank Robber’s Sentencing Moved Back to April 30

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Cedrick Lamond Hicks, who has pleaded guilty to 11 counts of bank robbery, saw his sentencing pushed back on Wednesday. The sentencing was continued until April 30. Hicks pleaded guilty to 11 counts of bank robbery in a federal count in December. Ten robberies were in Alabama and one was in Tennessee.  They happened between February and November of 2012. Hicks faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each […]

  • 70 Teams Compete in NASA’s Human Exploration Rover Challenge

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Seventy high school, college and university teams from 19 states, Puerto Rico, Germany, India, Mexico and Russia competed in the first NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge this weekend at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. This event challenged students to design, build and race their lightweight, human powered roving vehicles. Their goal was to solve technical problems along the way similar to engineers at NASA. Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology from Reno, Nev., won first […]

  • Police Investigate Shooting on Cardinal Drive

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Decatur Police are investigating a shooting that injured one man. It happened Wednesday night around 6:00 p.m. Police responded to a call from a parking lot at 324 Cardinal Drive. They say they found 22-year-old Trever Hampton in the parking lot with two gun shot wounds to his leg. Police say Hampton would not tell them anything about the shooter, but they say several people were in the area when it happened. Paramedics took Hampton to […]

  • Glen Park Drive Shooting Investigation

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police are investigating a shooting that happened around 12:30 this morning at Glen Park Drive and Elizabeth Street. Police say the victim told them he got into an argument with the shooter’s brother over money. The victim told police the shooter pulled a pistol and shot into the truck the he was sitting in with his girlfriend. The bullet hit the victim in the chest. Police tell us the victim’s girlfriend took him to Crestwood […]

  • NASA Super Guppy Delivers Cryogenic Fuel Tank for Testing on Redstone Arsenal

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT) – Employees at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center are getting ready to welcome equipment critical to the future of deep space exploration. NASA’s Super Guppy, quite the sight itself, delivered the tank on Thursday morning. The technology is going to be tested right here in the Tennessee valley on Redstone Arsenal. The 18-foot-diameter cryotank will be installed at Marshall Space Flight Center’s test facility. The cyrotank will undergo a series of tests at extreme pressures and […]

  • Tennessee Lawmakers Consider Free Community College

    FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. (WHNT) – Students who are considering community college in Tennessee may soon be able to go for free.  Lawmakers in the volunteer state are considering a proposal that would fund students tuition with the state’s lottery proceeds. It’s called the “Tennessee Promise.” What do you think about Tennessee’s proposal? Tell us what you think. We’ll share your comments in the News Pulse at 9.   

  • Bruce Pearl Hired As New Auburn Head Basketball Coach

    AUBURN, Ala. (WHNT) – Auburn fans have new hope for their men’s basketball team. Athletics Director Jay Jacobs made the decision to pick up Bruce Pearl as the Tigers’ new head basketball coach. The decision comes after an abysmal record over the past four years under former Head Coach Tony Barbee, who was let go six days ago. Pearl is the former head coach of the men’s basketball team at the University of Tennessee. The Auburn Plainsman tweeted several stories […]

  • Congressional Candidate Questions Schools’ Literature Choice

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – Alabama State Senator Scott Beason, (R) of Gardendale, says claims by former Sen. Joe McCarthy might have been on the mark when it comes to what our children read in school, specifically “The Crucible,” according to our news partners McCarthy made an effort to get rid of communists in an investigation of individuals within the Senate back in the 1950’s. The investigations became such a big deal that fear of communism became known as McCarthyism […]

  • Botanical Garden Has Special Activities Planned for Spring Break

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Botanical Garden brings the beach to Huntsville, along with some other fun Spring Break activities. Spring Break at the Huntsville Botanical Garden is Saturday, March 22 through Saturday, March 29, with activities for your family during the break. The Garden prepares for sand and lots of it — 25 tons to be exact! All that sand will become a custom-made sculpture throughout the week thanks to sand artists from the Sand Sculpture Company. Visitor can […]

  • Rafe’s Sketch March 3

    Thank you, Rafe, for your sketch of the Stars and Stripes under the stars.

  • Younger Generation Favors Gay Marriage

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – New data released by the Pew Research Center says many young people support gay marriage. The most surprising group of young people includes conservatives and those who align with the Republican party. According to our news partners at, the majority of young Republicans 18-29 years old favor same-sex marriage with an approval rating of 61 percent. Thirty-five percent of young Republicans oppose the marriages. The ideals are not shared by an older generation of Republicans, ages 50 […]

  • Teen Sues Her Parents After She Says They Threw Her Out

    DENVILLE, N.J. – (WHNT) A New Jersey teen says her parents threw her out of the house. Now the high school honor student is suing them for financial support and college tuition. Rachel Canning claims that her parents threw her out of the house when she turned 18. Canning want the judge to “declare her as non-emancipated and dependent as a student on her parents for support,” according to The Daily Record and our news partners at Canning is a cheerleader […]